Mon 6th June 2022
- Fri 10th June 2022
4 nights/3.5 days walking
A wonderful start to summer walking in and around the Mourne Mountains and an Area of Outstanding Beauty. This is a wonderful chance to get to know Northern Ireland and all that this beautiful area has to offer. Be assured we walk at a steady pace with lots of rest to admire the views.You can also take time out to relax at the lovely hotel and visit the town.
Dates: Monday June 6th to Friday June 10th 4 nights/3.5 days walking
Guide: Debbie Walker
Walking Grade: 3 Goats expect 7 to 14m walks with some ascents/descents of 900m+ with ridges. Always steady pace and doable with a basic level of fitness. There will be options for rest days to relax at the hotel or explore the town.
Base: Kilmorey Arms Hotel,Kilkeel, Northern Ireland – a family run hotel steeped in interesting history to discover during your stay. There is a free onsite car park. Nearest airport is George Best Belfast City Airport 47 miles from the hotel. We will arrange to meet where you arrive.
Price: £638 per person per holiday inclusive:
- Bed and Breakfast
- 3 x Packed lunches on walking days
- Dinner together on the 1st night at the hotel.
- Group Airport transfers from Belfast to and from Kilkeel
- Expert guiding
- Travel to the holiday
- Dinners other nights.Left flexible to experience the local restaurants.
A wonderful start to summer walking high in the Mourne Mountains and Area of Outstanding Beauty. A chance to get away from it all. At night we will stay in our hotel based in the fishing port of Kilkeel and offering lots of good seasonal food including fish fresh from the sea. A great get together place.
The Mourne Mountains are in County Down 31 miles south of Belfast and offer a range of beautiful walks. Many people are unfamiliar with the beautiful, magical Slieve Donard – the tallest mountain in Northern Ireland. One of our walks will be the 2.5 hour walk to it’s summit to admire the incredible views and landscapes. Each day our guide will help you discover this stunning area.
This is subject to change as it will depend on the weather but we aim to do the following walks. There will be an opportunity to take rest time and be flexible about the walks depending on the group and the weather.
Monday June 6th – Arrival at Kilmorey Arms Hotel by 5pm. If you arrive earlier it will give you time to explore Kilkeel. Your guide Debbie will give up a welcome briefing before all having dinner at the hotel together.Each evening she will discuss the next days itinerary with you.
Tuesday June 7th – Slieve Donard – 7 miles, total ascent 920m.
Wednesday June 8th – the high Mournes Epic Circuit – 10.4 miles, 1060m of ascent. This will be dependent on the group and will always be at a steady pace with lots of stops.
Thursday June 9th – Slieve Bearnagh and the Silent Valley – 13.9 miles, 790m of ascent
Friday June 10th – Departure – a short walk into Donard Forest for those that have time.